Atlantic water in the Levantine Sea
Seyir Hidrografi ve Oşinografi Dairesi Başkanlığı, 81647, Çubuklu, İstanbul, TURKEY
Atlantic water (AW) in the Levantine Sea was investigated based upon Nansen cast data collected from cruises conducted in the region. AW is observed distinctly in the Levantine Sea in summer. Due to the oceanographic and meteorological factors destruction and dissapearance of AW were observed especially in the eastern part of Levantine Sea in winter. Distribution of the AW supports recent hypothesis of general circulation patterns proposed by Özsoy et al. (1989).
Keywords: Atlantic water, Mediterranean Sea, water masses, Levantine Sea, circulation